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About ondafly

I have met some of the most amazing people through fly fishing. Paying forward all the knowledge and lessons I have acquired over my life is worth sharing. I continue to learn something new every day on the water. Fishing makes me happy and sharing it with good like-minded people is what it's all about. Life is short, smile each day, and have fun, hopefully near water.

holiday coasters anyone?

I just made some coasters for the holidays. check the store for more info…


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The Corbina Diaries! Pre-sale is live.

Click here to reserve copies of the book and receive a special Love2FlyFish vinyl decal with each pre-sale book as a thank you.

Don’t miss the opportunity to catch a special limited edition set that includes (1) signed book, (1) 8″ x 10″ color signed corbina photograph, (1) corbina patrol vinyl decal, (1) hand-tied Holy Moley fly by Al Q and a color step by step Holy Moley fly recipe. Supplies will be limited and will not be sold at retail. You can only get this Special Edition here.

The books should be here the middle of next month and will ship as soon as they arrive. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing, designing, illustrating, photographing and fishing over twenty years for these crazy fish up and down our California beaches. – Al Q

The conscious choice to fly fish, as opposed to other, often more productive methods, is generally made by way of entering a fraternity of fishers who choose to find places and ways to more closely approach the natural world…to challenge themselves and to employ methods more artful, than “catchfull.” Add sight fishing for a super elusive species, like corbina, to the mix, and you enter a realm known only to a few stalwarts…Al Quattrocchi has stepped up to the task of walking you through that world. You should join him; I certainly shall. – Flip Pallot

Little do beachgoers know the elusive corbina swims at their ankles, all the while keeping a sharp eye out for Al Q. This is the definitive book on saltwater sight fishing in Southern California. – Jimmy Kimmel

Fishing in saltwater poses many challenges as we all know, but when it comes to fishing in the surf for corbina the challenges are far greater. If there is an angler that could simplify these challenges, Al Q is the one. He has been fishing for corbina for many years with excellent results. – Enrico Puglisi

We all should feel fortunate that Al Q has shared his years of knowledge targeting these great West Coast game fish. Al Q is one of fly fishing giants! From his innovative fly designs to his straight forward narrative, this book is a must read for all fly anglers. Thanks Al Q, for making all of us better fly fishermen. – Capt. Conway Bowman

A triple threat. photo by Al Quattrocchi

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the osprey and the bean…

If you ever wondered why corbina are so skittish in shallow water, this will paint a better picture for you from the corbina’s perspective. Back in the day they had to worry about aerial assaults and land assaults from grizzly bears. This fear gene is seated in deep their DNA, so don’t feel bad the next time you wave your fly rod too close and one explodes 10 yards away from the sudden movement, it’s all part of this crazy game. Thanks to Mike Burke for sharing this fun video!

-Al Q

the osprey & the bean – video by mike burke
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best new watches for water sports…

Here’s some new watches to consider for fly fishing the surf, surfing or just being on the ocean? I personally have an old waterproof Nixon watch that I see the tide on everyday and it just makes me smile.

For article click here…

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the corbina diaries…

Hey gang, I am very excited to announce this long-awaited book on sight fishing the beaches for corbina that I have threaten to write for over ten years is finally complete and on it’s way. The books should arrive here in the states sometime next month. We will start a PRESALE next week, right here on this website with some fun perks for purchasing an early copy. I didn’t do a large print run so try to get your first edition book early. I will sign all copies purchased from my website. There’s be a buzz about this project and the fly shops have already begun to order them. There will also be a SPECIAL EDITION set available only here and nowhere else that has fun perks and will be limited in quantities as well, so please stay tuned…

-Al Q

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hello world…

Well, it’s finally here, (it was a long time coming!) my new apparel store is up on this blog with some fun classics and some new Q tee-shirt designs and other fun stuff like face masks and skateboard decks. It’s up in the menu under “Love2Flyfish Apparel”. Poke around and I hope you will be able to find something inspirational to wear when your out fishing. Please share with your fishing friends, I would really appreciate it. Tight lines but not too tight. LOL


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under, europe’s first underwater restaurant.

This is the first underwater restaurant that has just recently opened in Norway called Under. Under has a double meaning, it is the name of the restaurant and in Norwegian means,”wonder”. Its a cool concept that will cost you a few pennies to experience.

Full Story!

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shaku hunter…

check this out, fun indy film on trout fishing in Japan. very cool!

Click Here!

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puffer art?


Who knew the puffer fish had artistic, mathematical abilities? …and they eat flies. lol

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it’s that time…

A cruising Corbina in shallow water. photo by Al Quattrocchi

With water temps right where they need to be we have seen many nice size fish cruising the shallow surf line this week. With many new anglers out corbina sight casting, scrambling for prime real estate, please be mindful to give others space when casting. I caution the posting of backgrounds on social media, they tend to give away areas we have discovered and been fishing for many more years than the new wave of anglers have. Have fun but please be respectful.




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